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The Gods of Heavenly Punishment

By Jennifer Cody Epstein

A lush, exquisitely rendered meditation on war, The Gods of Heavenly Punishment tells the story of several families, American and Japanese, their loves and infidelities, their dreams and losses, and how they are all connected by one of the most devastating acts of war in human history.

In this evocative and thrilling epic novel, fifteen-year-old Yoshi Kobayashi, child of Japan’s New Empire, daughter of an ardent expansionist and a mother with a haunting past, is on her way home on a March night when American bombers shower her city with napalm—an attack that leaves one hundred thousand dead within hours and half the city in ashen ruins. In the days that follow, Yoshi’s old life will blur beyond recognition, leading her to a new world marked by destruction and shaped by those considered the enemy: Cam, a downed bomber pilot taken prisoner by the Imperial Japanese Army; Anton, a gifted architect who helped modernize Tokyo’s prewar skyline but is now charged with destroying it; and Billy, an Occupation soldier who arrives in the blackened city with a dark secret of his own. Directly or indirectly, each will shape Yoshi’s journey as she seeks safety, love, and redemption.

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Book

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2013

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9780393071573


Format: Book
Author: Epstein, Jennifer Cody
Summary: Fifteen-year-old Yoshi Kobayashi faces the destruction of everything she knows and a new life living among the enemy after American bombers attack her city with napalm, leaving the city in ruins.
Title: The gods of heavenly punishment / Jennifer Cody Epstein.
Publisher Date: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2013].
Subject: Families -- Fiction Teenage girls -- Japan -- Fiction. Americans -- Japan -- Fiction World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American -- Fiction Tokyo (Japan) -- History -- Bombardment, 1942 -- Fiction.
Isbn: 9780393071573 039307157X
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System Items Available: 1
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Call Number: F Epstein
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Bib Id: 419620

Format: Book
Author: Epstein, Jennifer Cody
Summary: Fifteen-year-old Yoshi Kobayashi faces the destruction of everything she knows and a new life living among the enemy after American bombers attack her city with napalm, leaving the city in ruins.
Title: The gods of heavenly punishment / Jennifer Cody Epstein.
Edition: First edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2013].
Description: 382 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Subjects: Families -- Fiction
Subjects: Teenage girls -- Japan -- Fiction.
Subjects: Americans -- Japan -- Fiction
Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American -- Fiction
Subjects: Tokyo (Japan) -- History -- Bombardment, 1942 -- Fiction.
Notes: "A novel"-- Dust jacket.
Contents: 1935 : Hamburg, New York -- 1935 : Karuizawa, Japan -- 1942 : U.S.S. Hornet, Pacific Ocean -- 1942 : Shin Nagano, Manchuria -- 1943 : Dugway Proving Grounds, Utah -- 1945 : Tokyo, Japan -- 1945 : Buffalo, New York -- 1945 : Tokyo, Japan -- 1962 : Los Angeles.
LCCN: 2012049236
ISBN: 9780393071573
ISBN: 039307157X
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: F Epstein